CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System, a comprehensive food scoring system that measures the nutritional quality of foods, has identified Eggland's Best eggs as the highest scoring egg on grocery store shelves.
Every year national food brands are tested on the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System, which looks into more than 30 nutrients and nutrition factors such as Vitamin D, Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, saturated fat, calories and protein. The system was created to provide an easy-to-use guide to maintaining a healthy diet in an environment where obesity is a growing concern.
Grocery shoppers across the country look to the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System as a guide for making quick, smart decisions when selecting nutritionally superior food brands for themselves and their families. Developed by a panel of nutrition and medical experts, NuVal® uses fact panels, package labels and nutrition reports to score foods on a scale of 1 – 100. The higher the NuVal® score, the more nutrient-rich the food item is.
"After testing 48 different brands of eggs, Eggland's Best eggs came out on top in terms of nutritional value," said Anne Bernier, Sr. Operations Director for NuVal LLC. "Eggland's Best's dedication to providing Americans with a nutritionally superior egg was proven during an evaluation of more than 30 different nutrients and nutrition factors, which resulted in an impressive NuVal score of 85."
Compared to regular eggs, Eggland's Best eggs contain 25 percent less saturated fat, five times more vitamin D, more than double the omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E and three times more vitamin B12. Eggland's Best's superior nutritional profile is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E. In addition, a recent independent study showed that Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.
"Receiving the highest NuVal score, combined with our continued growth, reinforces the fact that we are achieving our goal of providing consumers the best tasting, freshest, and most nutritious egg possible," said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "Eggland's Best's significantly higher score than ordinary eggs helps consumers make healthier decisions for their families."
Eggland's Best eggs are available in classic large, extra-large, jumbo, organic and cage-free, as well as hard-cooked peeled egg and liquid egg whites varieties.
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About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best (EB) is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamins D, B12, and E, and a good source of Vitamin B5 and Riboflavin. EB eggs have five times more Vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3, 10 times more Vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that the eggs meet the highest production and safety standards. Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American shoppers in the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, "America's Most Recommended™ Eggs" by women in the 2016 Women's Choice Awards, and has received numerous awards from Prevention Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Women's Health, and many others.
In 2014, Eggland's Best was also awarded "Product of the Year" in the egg category by Product of the Year USA. Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB eggs are available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, cage free hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified Kosher. For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
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